My interest in art dates back to my childhood. My father was a successful painter and he always encouraged me to attend art school.
I attended Parsons School of Design in NYC where I received an MFA in Photography, and graduated with honors. My first year out of school was spent working as a freelance photography assistant for fashion and editorial photographers. One day, my roommate came home one day with a business card of a wedding photographer. I found myself at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club one Saturday in 1994 on my first wedding assignment with Terry. The assisting job started like most others: cleaning and loading cameras, but then everything was different. The client was the talent…the photographer did not direct the action but let things happen naturally. We were anthropologists at a wedding observing human nature and it was amazing. From that moment on I was hooked. My featured photographer role at Gruber Photographers began in 1996 and I have not looked back. In that time I have discovered my passion for large and small weddings from New York City to London, from the modest to the celebrity. I have also photographed many mitzvahs and corporate events, and continue to tell the stories of many of my bride’s lives with their maternity, newborn and family shoots. I have an unposed narrative style where I look for the natural beauty, truth, emotion, and telling moments that build the photo essay of the event. To me photographing is the art of observing: finding something interesting out of the ordinary.
My images have been published in New York Magazine, Inside Weddings, Ok, People, and In Style. My personal photography has been exhibited at Michael Foley Gallery, The Museum of the City of New York, and Silvermine Guild Art Center. My fine art photography like my wedding and event photography is a response to the world I observe from walks in my own back yard to travels abroad and also includes my two young boys. My commercial specialty is interior design and architecture with clients like Michael Davis Architects, Knoll, and MOMA.